This module creates MENU_LOCAL_TASK tabs for custom build modes (from Node displays, which interfaces with Display suite). So for a user with permission, when they visit the full node view they should see some extra tabs for those build modes.
You have a real estate agent site that has a number of properties. Each property has a number of tabs that display different info (eg. overview, Google map, price details). You create a build mode for each tab, and this module will then create the tabs for you.
I've had no problems using this module with Ajax Tabs to allow AJAX loading of the different build modes.
If you use secondary level tabs, you might be interested in the Sub-path URL Aliases module for clean URLs to the tabs.
- Why not use CCK Fieldgroup Tabs, or Node displays with Tabs (jQuery UI tabs)?
- Both of these methods work well when each field is only needed in one tab. In my case there was often quite a bit of duplication of what fields were shown in which tab. (It is also possible to create a code field or a preprocess field for duplicated fields, but I don't find that as neat as this module.)
Possible future development
- Make settings exportable via Features. For now you can use Strongarm and export variables like